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What We Use 2014: The Stuff Rita Can’t Live Without

Article Contents<p>I love gadgets. I remember wandering around the electronics store, checking the specs on every portable radio cassette player, and …

How to record your webcam with VLC

The provided software for some webcams can be a bit lackluster. While options for adjusting the brightness, contrast, or zoom exist, you may be looking for a way to record the feed. If you're already using VLC for watching videos or streaming podcasts, did you know you can also use it to record …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

This week's #mylpguide repost is from traveller @stevenjwilliams. Quite the kit to set out for a trip with, huh? Check out this #LonelyPlanet fan's feed for some other beautiful captures from his travels so far. 👀

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

Warren Buffett's "2 List" Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the …

From To Do to Done: How ToDoist Changed My Time Management Game Forever

If you’ve been following our GaijinWorks International Business Coaching blog, you know that I am a little obsessed with time management strategies. …

online task manager

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice lattes, not one but two brand-new iPhones, and the latest and greatest in the world of iOS.… Read more<p>At …

25 Tasks You Can Outsource to a General Virtual Assistant (GVA)

One of the biggest reasons why entrepreneurs nowadays struggle to grow their businesses is because they are simply wearing too many hats.<p>They do …

9 CV Tips Every Jobseeker Should Know

When applying for a job, it’s important to get your CV right when you send it off. Here are 9 top tips to make sure your CV is perfect:<p><b>Know What the</b> …

Leadership

CEO talks about leadership lessons from the rise and fall of Blackberry<p>CEO talks about leadership lessons from the rise and fall of Blackberry<p>Also, …

7 career mistakes holding you back

At some point in your career, you’re likely to feel like you’re in a rut. Maybe you took a job for the money thinking that it’s temporary and five …

The Biggest Mistakes 20-Something Job Seekers Make

There was the young job seeker who showed up at his interview 15 minutes late, failed to apologize, and then asked if the interviewer had a garbage can so he could throw away his gum. There was also the 20-something applicant whose call to the hiring manager went dead in the middle of the …

Planning for a better career

Whatever you want to achieve in life, having a career strategy is fundamental to achieving it. Making things up as you go along can take you in the …

Can Your LinkedIn Profile Replace Your Resume?

I’m a heavy believer that LinkedIn is neither more effective than, nor does it replace your resume. However, I do believe that having a strong …

High Level

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers [Infographic]

Based on Steven Covey’s classic book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” our friend Daisy Wright created this impactful infographic, which …

Timing is a Top Factor—How to Be One of the First Job Applicants

One key factor that too many job seekers overlook is timing.<p>Your resume may fit the bill, but if you’re submitting it a week after the job was …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

16 Interview Tips From A Job-Hunting Classic

Back in 1982, I was two years out of college and working, unhappily, as a secretary/receptionist for <i>The American Lawyer</i> magazine. Though I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for its then-editor Steven Brill, in those days at least, he had a terrible temper and would curse at me when I …

How to write a resume

Trading

5 Steps for Editing Your Own Writing

Like most newspaper reporters, I got into the biz because a) I love writing and b) I’m pretty good at it. But it’s a sobering profession. You file …

45 Things You Might Have on Your Resume (That Need to Be Removed)

You put so much thought into what should go on your resume—from your best, most impressive accomplishments down to the perfect, classy-but-modern …

100 Job Interview Questions You Must Be Able to Answer

It is impossible to say for sure which questions you’ll be asked in a job interview. Since every interviewer and company are different, the …

Career Tips | Advice & Resources

Why Employers Don’t Care About Your Cover Letter (and How to Change That)

Most of the job seekers I know get hung up on writing their cover letter. <i>How do I tell the hiring manager everything he needs to know about me in one</i> …

14 Travel Predictions for 2014

<i>by Wendy Perrin</i><p>Coming up with the ten biggest changes in travel of 2013 got me contemplating what 2014 might have in store. Here are a few …